Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Apr 2007 01:19 UTC, submitted by muszek
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu Open Week is a series of IRC meetings of people behind the distribution and the community. Mark Shuttleworth answered various questions on Tuesday and Wednesday. The interview covers many issues, including: GPL v3, proprietary software, Microsoft's $3 project, Launchpad, non-free stuff in Ubuntu, April 19th siege of ubuntu.com, Canonical vs. Ubuntu Foundation, becoming F/OSS contributor. Full logs are available on Ubuntu wiki. Ubuntu News has a digest with the most interesting pieces. Also, another interview with Mark is here and four interesting Ubuntu articles are here, here, here and here.
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l3v1
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2005-07-06

No-one is forcing your favourite author to distribute using DRM. He could just distribute in other ways. Of course, if he/she wants good money, he will bow to distributors but yet he/she's the one to blame.


Yo, blame the one who's gotta eat [well, not literally, but you get the point]. Think about it this way: who's got more power to lay the rules, the artist or the distributor ? Yes, there are some other ways to distribute your stuff, still, compare the moneys earned. One solution would be that a distributor company would pop up and offer good deals to artists and distribute drm-free. But thing is, what do you think, would the other distributors let that happen ? One can be optimistic, still, reality is reality.

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